Category Archives: Writing

The key literary outflow of a life lived literarily

Joining the News Review: The Paper For, By and About Greenbelt

(Below is the introductory article I wrote as editor of the Greenbelt (Maryland) News Review. One of the main goals of this blog is to offer suggestions for, and offer examples of, how a someone could live a literary life. … Continue reading

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Dropping by the Book Festival

Today I took a peek at the 6th Annual College Park (Maryland) Book Festival held from 11-2 at the Community Center. I wandered up and down the rows of displays and marveled at all the people who live around here … Continue reading

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Obituaries: Life Affirming, Bite-Sized Bios

I appreciate obituaries.  Reading an essay by Gustav Leonhardt in an Economist magazine a few years ago reminded me that an account of a person’s life, written at the time of his or her death, can be very life-affirming.  I … Continue reading

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The Story of The Life Literary’s and the Daily Sentence’s Conception and Birth

August 28, 2009 Today I rushed to the Kennedy Center to get stuck there during a rain.  Black clouds sailed into view.  Lightning flashed.  The storm approached rapidly, but I made it ahead of the rain.  Naughty fellow, rushing away from … Continue reading

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The Idea River

Ideas strike.  Ideas infiltrate.  Ideas emerge. They also flow. Sometimes an idea flows into my brain, entering my awareness like a sweetly meandering river.  I admire the idea for a bit and think, “Wow, that’s great.  I’ll never forget it.”  … Continue reading

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Write a Love Poem for Poetry Month

Here’s an essay by Garrison Keillor inviting folks to write a love poem for Poetry Month which is just around the corner in April. Take a look at the article if for no other reason but that it is not about … Continue reading

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Employee Review in Verse

A fact I have never disclosed in this blog is that I am a U.S. federal government employee. The agency that employs me requires us to produce employee reviews once a year. I think this is pretty standard practice in most businesses … Continue reading

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I’d Never Write…

…if I waited for the perfect thing to write about and never risked offending anyone. I don’t know when this idea got planted in my brain but at some point I decided I shouldn’t, and didn’t want to, write personal, reflective posts in … Continue reading

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Still Time to Write

Only four or five months left in my Australian sojourn and I’ve hardly written a word about it or anything else, really. Except for the extremely formal stylized stuff I write at work, a few isolated stabs at picking up … Continue reading

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A Spectator Riding Into the City

I’m on a bus to the Metro which will take me to into town so I can visit the Historical Society of Washington.  Been a month and a half since I’ve been on a bus and it sure feels good, … Continue reading

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